9.17.2010

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Hi there! My name is Amy and I can normally be found over at The Idea Room. I am excited to be here to share with you a DIY Halloween decoration that is very inexpensive and super easy to make. Anyone can do this...really!

I was browsing my local Thrift Store recently and found some plates and a serving platter that was perfect for what I had in mind.

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However, the platter was not really my "style" if you will. So, thinking I could remove the decorations fairly easy I snatched this white platter up for a total of .75 cents...Yep...pretty cheap right?

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Then I took some 150 grit sand paper and lightly sanded the images off of the platter. I was so pleased with how easily the images came right off.

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I was worried that the finish of the platter would be scratched, but to my suprise there was very little roughness.

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If you turned the platter to a certain angle you could see that the sheen was a bit duller, but a little glaze or varnish dabbed onto the platter cleared that right up. Yay!

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Then I simply took my Silhouette machine and cut out some BOO letters in black vinyl. Super easy! If you don't have acces to vinyl you could simply cut out some black letters on paper and then Mod Podge them right onto the plate. If you go the Mod Podge route, I would strictly use the platter for decoration. With the vinyl lettering you can even serve Halloween treats out of your platter when company comes over.

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The fun thing is that it would be so easy to customize this platter for each new Holiday using the words...JOY, XOX, etc.

Thanks Taylor for sharing your readers with me today. Make sure you head on over to The Idea Room today where Taylor is sharing a fun fashion tutorial with my readers!

11 comments:

  1. oooh, very cute! i never thought about trying to remove decals. i wonder if a mr. clean eraser would do it...

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  2. Such a cute and simple idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  3. Really cute! I would have never thought to remove those images.. now everything has endless possibilities.. thanks for sharing.. I will def check out your blog!

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  4. That is so cute!! And ---- I think I actually own that before platter!! How funny is that?? What a great project!

    xox
    Jen

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  5. That turned out so cute! I can't believe the images sanded off so well! How wonderful it is to find something, see the potential, and change it up to something new and great!!! I'm inspired!

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  6. great idea and i love crafts that are simple and have a big impact...

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  7. wish I could see the after projects on something like that,,just can't come up with good idea to use thing other than what it already is... would love to find a platter and do this project, too cute and so easy.. where did you find that platter? thanks for sharing...dparrish16@yahoo.com

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  8. This is so cute what a great idea and I love the thriftiness!

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